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The latest rail news on Monday, 27th September
Weekly capping on Oyster for adult pay as you go customers have gone live today, meaning that anyone travelling on Tube and rail services across London will benefit from never needing to buy a weekly Travelcard again.
The upgrade means that those who regularly use the smartcard to travel around London will no longer need to plan how to pay for travel throughout the week, as the system will give them the best possible fares for all their journeys made between Monday and Sunday.
Daily caps on Tube and rail services are set at one fifth of the price of a weekly cap, and if customers travel more frequently, weekly caps ensure they don’t pay more than the equivalent weekly Travelcard.
HS2 Ltd has invited six bidders to tender for Advanced Civil Works (ACW), a major two-part enabling works contract for a new section of the high speed rail network extending from the West Midlands to Crewe.
BAM, Galliford Try, John Graham, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Skanska have been invited to tender for the contracts, which will deliver preparatory works along the recently approved Phase 2a section of HS2.
Work to deliver improvements to customer facilities at Cardiff Central station will begin today.
A multi-million-pound collaborative investment to transform the station is planned to be delivered over the next few years.
Upgrades to customer facilities will be delivered over the next few months, which will contribute to the ongoing development of Cardiff Central into a more sustainable, accessible, and future-facing station.
Hull Trains has been making direct rail travel to London from East Yorkshire easier for 21 years, with the operator celebrating the milestone anniversary.
The company’s first train from London King’s Cross set off on its maiden voyage in September 2000, a year that would see 80,000 passengers between the capital city and Hull Paragon Station.
In 2018, the number of passengers reached a total of 10 million one year after it had been named Best UK Train Operator.
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